When a marriage ends in divorce or when unmarried parents separate, both parents remain responsible for the care and well-being of their minor children. It is often necessary and appropriate for one parent to provide the other with support payments to feed, clothe, shelter and provide for the general well-being of the children.
At Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers have extensive experience handling child support matters for clients in Belleville and throughout the surrounding Illinois communities. We are here to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children.
Determining Child Support In Illinois
Child support is based on a set of statutory guidelines that take into account factors such as:
- The number of children
- The income of each parent
- Special needs of the child
We can guide you through initial child support determinations as well as modification and enforcement issues.
While the process of determining child support is often straightforward, there are often complicating circumstances. For instance, if one parent is hiding income to get out of paying child support, it may be necessary to apply more aggressive legal strategies.
Whatever your situation, rest assured that our legal team can provide you with the effective representation you need.